This room is technically a part of the 'master suite,' but as much as I would love an extra room to set up as a sewing room, or a sitting room, or a leave-mom-alone-she's-eating-her-hair room, a family room seemed the most useable idea for the largest number of people.
The room isn't completed yet because I still need to purchase bamboo shades for the windows and finish the curtain for the kid's closet kitchen. (They have a closet kitchen and it's just as cool as it sounds.) (Which may not be very cool?)
Oh! And I have this super great idea for David to build me a faux-mantle to set the TV on. Something like this:
|i have no idea the original source...i've seen this many places|
Right now the TV is on a bookshelf, but I think a mantle would add some fun visual interest and help make the room feel even cozier. And it would give us a great place to hang Christmas stockings since stocking-wise we're not quite sure yet how to utilize our funky wood stove alcove downstairs.
|jonas's opinion on mom painting|
In the absence of 'after' photos of the family room, here are photos of the room being used for what we consider valuable family time.
|staring blank faced at the television|
|lots of messes|